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Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 82

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Liberty of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 01, 2020

Ship: Liberty of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9235

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We planned this cruise for just my husband and I and added our children last minute. We are so glad we did. We loved seeing the cruise through the eyes of our children and would have been bored without them. That being said, this was by no means a boring ship. This was just the second time we'd been on Liberty and the activities and entertainment hadn't changed since the last time we'd sailed on her. Overall, a great experience for our whole family!


4 out of 5
No difficulties. The gangway was not working and everyone had to board the ship on the first floor. Elevators are always crazy crowded on Embarkation day and this day was no different.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main dining room was amazing as always. The staff fully spoiled my children by bringing them extra ice cream, a huge plate of cookies, and always had a fruit or veggie plate waiting at the table for them when we arrived. Never did specialty dining. Windjammer was crowded, but we always were able to find a table. Food was good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Activities were a little lacking, probably because this was our second time on the ship (first time was two years ago) and the activities offered did not change within the time frame.

Dunes Mini Golf

2 out of 5

The course was very poorly maintained and coming apart in many places. Hopefully this will be updated during amplification in 2021.


3 out of 5
Once again, we were disappointed that the entertainment offered didn't really change within the two year time frame between cruises.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Once our children became familiar with the workings of the kid's club, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I was pleased that my daughter who was almost 3 was able to do a trial run in the nursery and was then moved up to the 3-yr-old class once she proved she could meet all the requirements for the older class.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service and staff were amazing!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
I have always felt that the dining room was much too crowded. It is very hard to get between the tables when the seats are occupied.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Overall the cabin was perfect for us. We were not aware of the age limit for the bunks. Thankfully our daughter was small enough to sleep on the loveseat. The glass table wasn't ideal for having in a room with small children. Room was kept clean. Carpet was dirty and the cabin in general was very outdated.

Ship tip

Deck 4 is the best place to watch when you pull away from and into a port.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas Did not visit port

Only used this port to board the ship.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5
The port area was much too small to accommodate the number of ships and the amount of people that were there; although, it does look like they were trying to expand it as there was quite a bit of construction going on.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
Lots of shops in the port area, including a pool!

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
I gave this a 4, however the vendors in the port have always been a little pushy.


5 out of 5
We did the self-carry. It was wonderful to be able to just walk right off the ship without having to stop and find our lugguge.

Traveler Photos

Getting back on board Lots of ships! Is the small shopping center being expanded?
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